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Old 02-05-2015, 05:19 PM
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I run K & N and ONLY K & N !!!

Why Not ???


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Old 02-05-2015, 05:47 PM
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NAPA or WIX only for me. Been using them professionally for more than 30 years on thousands of different types of vehicle and equipment.

I've only had one in all those years with a small pin hole leak which was discovered as soon as I started the truck after an oil change. You should always check your filters after an oil change for leaks.

The only other problems I've ever seen affects SOME Ford 6.0 fuel filters, but it's kinda hit and miss. Some will not start after installing a NAPA or other aftermarket fuel filter.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:02 PM
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NAPA or WIX only for me.
^^^Wut he sed^^^
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:07 PM
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As far as I know, NAPA is Wix... or NAPA buys for Wix.

I like those too. But I will also use Mobil 1 or Amsoil filters as well.

The local Havoline Xpress lube tells me their filters are Wix. I can't confirm that.
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Old 02-06-2015, 04:37 AM
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Been using the Fram XG (Extended Guard) for several years with no complaints on my cars and gas engine boat.
For my diesel boat, it is CAT filters.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:50 AM
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I've always used Fram or STP, whichever was the cheapest that fit the car. Generally changed oil every 5,000 miles, or stretched it to 7500 on some cars that had a maintenance minder. Always used regular dino unless not available or specifically called for synthetic.

Hard to believe that I'm still alive and that the world hasn't ended. Sometimes it's ok not to let perfection get in the way of good enough. Life's too short to worry about which brand of oil filter I'm going to use.
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I don't know who makes them for toyota but it seems to be a quality piece. I had run some mobile 1 filters for a while somebody told me they were made by wix, in case people don't think there's a difference buy a couple and cut them open. A guy at work didn't believe me he was using some Napa filter on his new nissan so he bought a nissan filter and we cut them open. Needless to say now he buys nissan filters. You get what you pay for sometimes.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:12 AM
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Fram and Mobil 1 exclusively, vehicles are to expensive to get cheap over a few dollars.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:17 AM
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Filters are filters, clean good quality oil is all that matters.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:18 AM
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I use whatever is on sale when I'm due for oil change.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:20 AM
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Oh No, you mean the Fram filters I have been using for 20+ years aren't any good?
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:35 AM
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I use whatever the dealer or oil change place decides to use.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:43 AM
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To each his own. But if you've ever seen assorted brands cut open, you may rethink the "cheapest is good enough" theory. I drive everything 200k miles minimum, so I don't see the value in saving a few bucks on a cheap oil filter.

Remember, "made by" does not equal "made to the same specification".

Factory replacement or K&N for me, with Mobil-1
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I'm not a K&N fan for any of their filters. Never was after I read some test info showing their air filters weren't that good. All of their ads seem to exaggerate their claims.

I have a Cummins diesel and I use fleetguard for my oil filter. I also have an Oil Guard bypass filter on the truck too that lets me go 20-25k between oil changes with synthetic oil. I'm at 170k on my truck and have had the bypass filter on the truck since 40k miles and have never changed the oil before 20k after putting it on. So far the truck is doing very well.
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As we increase the mileage between changes with better oils it makes sense to make sure the filter has a similar life span. Not all of them have built them to go 10K or even 7500. But they need too and its easy to do this.

All the Fram knocking started some 15 years or so back iirc when someone decided to cut them all open. Fram was found to be cutting corners then. And the internals were pitiful just a few ruffles of cardboard. It became an internet sensation. Now called "viral". I don't think their premium ones are any less quality than anyone else's and I think they silently fixed their problem immediately. But it left a bad taste in many peoples mouth. It did them all sorts of damage that has been hard to shake.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:28 AM
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The fram racing ones are good. I run K&N only because they have the 1 inch socket on it to make it easy to tighten/remove.
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Nearly 200k on my truck, never use anything but the cheapest oil filter available or whatever the shop put on it.
I remeber buy like 10 Advanced Auto brand oil filters for $1 each, they were on close out.

What's more important than type of filter is changing the filter. You try to extend the life of your oil past it's reasonable usable time or mileage that starts the problems.
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Dollar General oil filters rock!

I also use their special TCW3 in all my outboards, just make sure you pick up some paint strainers to get the lumps out.
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Toilet paper rolls... old school....
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Toilet paper rolls... old school....
2 or 4 ply?
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